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Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

Steve Camacho passes away

Antigua: Former West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) chief executive officer, Steve Camacho has died at the age of 69. Comment.

US in danger of missing Olympic men’s soccer again

Sports: SANDY, Utah (AP) _ The United States is in danger of missing its second straight men’s Olympic soccer tournament. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015

Prayer Breakfast aids SVG Penn Relays athletes

St Vincent: Several Vincentians in the United States recently showed their support for Vincentian athletes attending the illustrious Penn Relays in Philadelphia by patronizing a fundraising prayer breakfast at the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center in Brooklyn. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015


Sports: When the USA and Mexico stage yet another intense cross-border battle on Saturday, night, Oct. 10, 9:30 pm at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena (CA), there is more at stake than the usual battle for CONCACAF superiority or area dominance; the match will determine who represents CONCACAF at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia next summer, and the result will also ultimately crown the true CONCACAF champion and could very well determine the future of USA head coach Jurgen Klinnsman. Comment.

Simmons intent is good for West Indies cricket

Sports: Suspended West Indies Head Coach Phil Simmons may have committed a breach as head coach but that should not result in such a harsh penalty as to suspend him and remove him from the Sri Lankan tour. Comment.

Tejada helps out as a reserve

Sports: Who would ever think that the New York Mets would capture their East Division title of the National League after completely missing the post season in 2014? Nobody thought that they would make such a strong showing during most of the second half of the season. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

FIFA bans Jack Warner for life

Trinidad and Tobago: FIFA, soccer’s world governing body for the sport has banned its former vice-President Jack Warner for life last Tuesday for “many and various acts of misconduct continuously and repeatedly during his time as an official,” FIFA’s ethics committee said. Comment.

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West Indies head coach awaits his fate

Sports: Suspended West Indies head coach Trinidadian Phil Simmons will know his fate next week after he meets with a West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) human resource panel to discuss controversial comments he made about the selection of the West Indies team to tour Sri Lanka later this month. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015


St Vincent: Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, will always be a special day in my life and in the lives of my immediate family, other family members and friends — it was the day that I, this writer, along with my college soccer teammates, was inducted into the SIUE Soccer Hall of Fame. Comment.

Jamaica’s PM praise athletes

Sports: Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller has hailed the country’s athletes for their performance at the recent IAAF’s World Championships, describing them as inspirations to the entire nation. Comment.

‘Brick’ Ferguson seeks playoffs

Sports: If a football ‘buff’ asks a question who holds the record of second most regular season games started since being drafted by the New York Jets in 2005 the answer would be D’Brickashaw Ferguson In fact, ‘Brick’ is in second place in the National Football League and is runner-up to the New York Giants’ Eli Manning for consecutive starts in the league. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

Cricketers are unhappy wth WICB tactics

Sports: Too many flaws exist within the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for this entity to be successful in its endeavors. To make matters worse, this situation has been going on for too long. The relationship between the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) and the WICB has been very sour, thus the cricketers suffer financially and otherwise. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015


Sports: It’s not an easy task to go into Providence Park in Portland, Oregon and beat the Portland Timbers, but the New York Red Bulls did just that last Sunday afternoon in an MLS game. Goals a minute apart from Felipe (43rd minute) and Damien Perrinelle (44th min.) led the visitors to a 2-0 wi Comment.

Shai Hope should perform well in Sri Lanka

Sports: Barbados and West Indies opening batsman Shai Hope, 21 years, should do well in Sri Lanka conditions. The Sri Lankan bowlers are not that quick as the Australians, Mitchell Johnson and Michael Starc, so the process for Hope should be much easier if he negotiates the movement of those wickets well. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015

Taylor new Windies Women captain

Caribbean: Jamaican batsman Stafanie Taylor has been appointed the new captain of the West Indies Women, replacing the long-serving Merissa Agulleira. Comment.

College athletes move on

Sports: While the New York City Marathon is the highlight event during the upcoming months going into the winter season, the sport of cross country is mid-way through the fall for both the high school and college athletes. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Local colleges prepare for meets

Sports: Some 20 colleges from NCAA Division I, II and III and junior college schools turned out for the start of the intercollegiate cross country meet over the five-mile Van Cortlandt Park course in the Bronx. Comment.

Sri Lanka’s captain is confident with squad

Sports: Sri Lanka’s Test captain Angelo Matthews (28 years old) who has played 52 Test matches, hitting seven centuries, 22 fifties and averaging 52:07 is very confident with his squad that has been chosen to oppose the West Indies starting in October. Comment.


Sports: MLS teams DC United and Real Salt Lake have made strides by advancing to the quarterfinal round of the CONCACAF Champions League tournament, the most prestigious competition among the top clubs in CONCACAF. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

Ramdin axed as Test captain

Caribbean: West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin has been axed as Test captain after just 15 months in the position and was replaced by Barbadian One-Day skipper Jason Holder, for the tour of Sri Lanka next month. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 11, 2015


Sports: The groupings for the semifinal round in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is a done deal. Twelve nations battled for six berths to the semifinal stage, and as those two-game series ended on Tuesday night, Sept., 8, there is a clear picture of which nations will battle on the semifinal field. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

Jason Holder is new Test captain

Sports: Barbados and West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder, 23 years old, has been promoted to Test captain of the West Indies Cricket Team. He is the youngest player ever to be Test captain of the West Indies Cricket Team. He has so far played eight Test matches, scored 380 runs with one century and two 50’s and has taken 16 wickets. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015

Dwayne Bravo receives award

Sports: West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was given the gold Humming Bird Medal for his outstanding contribution to the game of cricket in the 53rd at Independence Day awards ceremony held at Queen’s Hall, Port of Spain, Trinidad last Sunday night. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

Elkin’s take on the U.S. Open

Queens: Our columnist will be in Queens before, during, and after! Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Red Bulls battle for first place

Jamaica: New York Red Bulls midfielder Lloyd Sam has D.C. United’s number; for the third consecutive game this season against the Eastern Conference leader, he found the back of the net, and this time it was the game-winner in a 3–0 victory at Red Bull Arena last Sunday night as 22,645 fans watched. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Bolt wins again

Jamaica: We’ve heard this before. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

Caribbean Cup semifinals set

Brooklyn: The semifinal round in the New York Caribbean Cup, playing at Jefferson Sports Complex in Flatlands, Brooklyn, gets under way on Sunday, Aug. 30. Comment.

Fraser-Pryce, Bolt take 100-meter

Jamaica: Jamaica’s sprint dominance continued on Sunday. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015

WICB yet to make radical changes

Sports: A ruling by the Supreme Court in India aimed at shaking-up the administration of cricket in that country should give fresh momentum to a move for radical changes to the operations of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), a former chairman of the governance committee for West Indies cricket has said. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015

Liberty honors ‘disqualified’ boys hoops team

Sports: NEW YORK (AP) _ Kymora Johnson just wanted to play basketball. The 10-year-old girl was thrown into the spotlight earlier this month when her youth team from Virginia was disqualified from a basketball tournament because she played in it. Johnson’s the lone girl on the boys’ team, the Charlottesville Cavaliers. Comment.

Players set for US Open

Sports: While Serena Williams didn’t live up to expectations to be the winner of the recent Rogers Cup in Canada, she still feels confident that she will enter the upcoming women’s singles portion of the United States Open Tennis Championships. Comment.

Windies team fails to qualify

Caribbean: The West Indies team is officially out of the Champions Trophy in 2017 after the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) was unable to convince any other Test playing nation to provide an opening to allow the regional team to qualify for the tournament. Comment.


Sports: Two of the most successful MLS clubs, the Seattle Sounders and Orlando City Lions, with sellout crowds of more than 30,000 fans at every home game, met last Sunday in Seattle and gave fans a thriller. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015

Joseph Root tops ICC batting

Sports: England’s Joseph Edward Root tops the International Cricket Council’s batting chart by moving up from number three to number one. Root had scored 443 runs and averaging 73.83 so far in the Ashes Series with four Test matches completed. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015


Brooklyn: The third and final edition of the ‘Hudson River’ derbies was a duplicate of the first two matches in many ways: it was another eclectic atmosphere, another deliriously enthusiastic sellout crowd and a similar result — the New York Red Bulls defeated New York City FC, this time by a 2-0 margin. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015

Bravo sings for his supper

Caribbean: West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo further diversified career recently when he signed with Los Angeles international company Venus Music Group. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 7, 2015

Hoopsters play at Greenwich Village

Sports: Basketball players and fans of all ages from kids to senior citizens jammed one park, and some of them brought their own chairs, in the Greenwich Village area of Manhattan during the summer to engage in a basketball league whether as spectators or players to takein some of the action. Comment.


Sports: The third and final edition of the local ‘Hudson River’ derby between the New York Red Bulls and New York City FC kicks off at 7 pm on Sunday at Red Bull Arena in Harrison (NJ), and based on the increasingly competitive atmosphere in the past games, this third matchup promises to be a dandy. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015

Red Steel is CPL champ

Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel was crowned the 2015 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 champion when the team defeated the Barbados Tridents at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad on Sunday, July 26. Comment.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Windies Cricket Legends in NY

Caribbean: A team of West Indies Cricket Legends, spearheaded by the legendary Sir Garfield Sobers, will be heading to New York to attend a star-studded reception and play two Twenty20 matches. Comments (1).

Stars shine in Manhattan

People: A good way to stay in shape for a basketball player to enter his next level, no matter what it is, is to practice hard individually and / or compete on a team and try to make the best it. Comment.

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Sports: The Jamaican Men’s National Team — the first Caribbean squad to play in a CONCACAF Gold Cup final, in the 13th year of the tournament in the Gold Cup format — lost to Mexico, 3-1, in the 2015 Gold Cup on Sunday, July 26, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia in front of a capacity crowd of 68,930. Comment.